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On Deep Faith: It is Well With My Soul

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At my church yesterday, we sang a hymn I’ve always found very beautiful: It Is Well With My Soul. On a whim, I decided to do a little digging to see what I could find out about the person who wrote the lyrics. I was astounded by what I learned. Horatio Spafford was a prominent … Continued

New Day Dawning

Today is a New Day

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Depending on the time of year and location, photographing the break of day can make for very early starts. As summer fades to autumn and beyond, of course, the clock begins to work in one’s favor…but the temperature doesn’t! That said, witnessing the approaching sunrise is, for me, a great way to start a day. … Continued

“…To Touch the Face of God”

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Yesterday was the 25th anniversary of the terrible accident that destroyed the space shuttle Challenger and killed her crew. I was watching the launch that Tuesday morning in 1986; maybe you were too. That tragedy is something people who saw it will never forget. The other thing from that day that has stayed with me … Continued

How Great Thou Art

How Great Thou Art

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How Great Thou Art – a hymn just about everyone is familiar with. As an outdoor photographer, I’m struck by how one of the verses speaks to the beauty that surrounds me as I’m out in the field working:   The hymn is based on a poem written by Carl Gustaf Boberg; the tune is … Continued

The Dawn From on High

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By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. Luke 1:78-79     Join our Facebook community

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Dreaming of Spring

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Here in Northern New England, we’ve had an abundance of snow over the past few weeks – with yet another storm expected later today. Interestingly, though, quite a few robins have begun hanging around my yard the past few days. With their feathers puffed up against the cold, they seem (in spite of the calendar) to be … Continued

On Teamwork…

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A snowflake is one of God’s most fragile creations, but look what they can do when they stick together!  ~Author Unknown   Join our Facebook community

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What a Friend, Indeed!

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What a friend we have in Jesus, All our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry Everything to God in prayer! Oh, what peace we often forfeit; Oh, what needless pain we bear- All because we do not carry Everything to God in prayer! What a Friend We Have in Jesus   … Continued

Winter Weary?

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Here in northern New England we’ve had quite a stretch of weather: three storms over the past two weeks have deposited significant amounts of snow, along with a fair amount of ice. At the road, the pile of snow touches my mailbox; at the grocery store, driving through the parking lot is like navigating a treacherous maze. … Continued

The Lord is My Shepherd

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 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.  He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.  He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will … Continued

A Booster Shot of Strength

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I’m facing a day today for which I could use a little booster shot of strength; I can think of no better place to find it than Scripture. Maybe you’re going to need some extra fortitude today, too. I thought I’d share: Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your … Continued

On Wonderful Coincidences…

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I received an email from a complete stranger last evening that was bittersweet – and underscored how a kindness extended to someone you don’t even know can mean so very much. Yesterday was my dad’s birthday; it was the first time he wasn’t here to celebrate it. Tough day. Then in my inbox lands a message … Continued